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Amaranth

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You can also use it to add a lovely texture to baked goods or homemade granola. With an earthy, nutty flavor, amaranth is perfect for breakfast, lunch, dinner and every snack in between. For a pilaf, bring 1 ½ cups water and ¼ teaspoon salt to a boil in a medium pot.

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Red Garnet Amaranth


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Red Garnet amaranth is a strikingly beautiful food crop supplying bountiful amounts of deep red, spoon-shaped to oval leaves with stunning magenta flower spikes and seeds, all are edible. Young leaves are used fresh like spinach, while the sprays of seed make a very satisfying gluten-free grain, used like quinoa.

 

Type Amaranth
Family Amaranth Family
Temperature Soil 50-65F
Temperature Daytime 60-80F
Temperature Evening 55F
Lighting Full Sun, 6-8 Hours
Water Steady; 6 gallons/week
Maturity Long, 80-100 Days until Harvest
PH Neutral 6.5-7.5
Zones  
Plant Placement 2 Plants / 2 Per Row

 

Green Callaloo Mulai Keerai Amaranthus Amaranth, Southern India, Spinach, முளை கீரை விதைகள் - [ Garden Seeds, Seed2Go.ca] - VG-A
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Green Callaloo Mulai Keerai Amaranthus Amaranth, Southern India, Spinach, முளை கீரை விதைகள்


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Great for people with anemia, fights off cancers, and improves eyesight. 

Tamil word for greens is "keerai" and can be used to describe various greens from spinach to mustard greens. "Mulai Keerai" is used to describe amaranth at its early stages with the youngest and most tender leaves.

Characteristics: Callaloo is a leafy, spinach-like vegetable. The variety of callaloo Amaranthus viridis, better known as Chinese spinach or Indian kale, should not be confused with the callaloo found in the eastern Caribbean, which refers to the leaves of the dasheen plant.

Red & Green Callaloo, Hu Sien Amaranth, Caribbean Callaloo, Tricolour


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A leafy vegetable with large, light green , round leaves and red nervures in the center. Tolerant to heat but not cold.

This variety has large, light green, round leaves and red nervures in the center. The plant produces a high yield of tender leaves even in warmer weather. Amaranth will tolerate hot, dry and moist condition but will not thrive in cold temperatures.  

Day to maturity: around 40 days. 

Leaf shape : round

Cold tolerance : Excellent

Heat tolerance : Excellent

Harvest from sowing : 25 days

Optimal temperatures : 25~35℃

Optimal temperatures (Fahrenheit) : 77 - 95

Red & Green Callaloo, Edible Amaranth


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A leafy vegetable with large, light green , round leaves and red nervures in the center. Tolerant to heat but not cold.

This variety has large, light green, round leaves and red nervures in the center. The plant produces a high yield of tender leaves even in warmer weather. Amaranth will tolerate hot, dry and moist condition but will not thrive in cold temperatures.  

Day to maturity: around 40 days. 

Leaf shape : round

Cold tolerance : Excellent

Heat tolerance : Excellent

Harvest from sowing : 25 days

Optimal temperatures : 25~35℃

Optimal temperatures (Fahrenheit) : 77 - 95

Amaranth has many common names: Chinese spinach, edible amaranth, bayan (Malaysia and Indonesia), Calaloo (Caribbean), klaroen (Surinam),Xian cai (Mandarin) Yin choi/in tsoi (Cantonese) Hi-yu-na, Jave hohrensoh (Japanese). Its’ origins are in the tropics of the Carribbean, Asian and African, but now has spread all over the world. They are exceptionally nutritious plants, and from ancient times, seed and leaves of cultivated and wild forms have been used by man for food, medicine and animal fodder. Many exhibit striking colors in leaves and flowers and have been grown as ornamental plants in the west. Known as Red Calaloo in the Caribbean, it has medium green, oval to heart-shaped leaves that are overlaid with burgundy red. Comparable to spinach in taste, the leaves are a good source of dietary fiber and contain high amounts of protein, vitamins, and minerals. It is often used in soups. For practical purposes the Amaranthus species can be divided into the following groups according to their main use today: leafy Amaranths, grain Amaranths, decorative Amaranths and weeds. Because the leaves of all Amaranths are edible, all can be considered a vegetable. The leafy Amaranths are the best for cultivating. They are erect, branching, short lived annuals with an average height of about 35cm-150cm when flowering. Leaves are soft textured and go limp quickly after being picked. Both the leaves and stems are edible and delicious. The flavor can be described as ‘like artichokes’ and ’spinach with a bit of a twang’. 

Green Leaf Callaloo Amaranth, Jamaican Callaloo, Caribbean - [ Garden Seeds, Seed2Go.ca] - V-GLCA - Amaranth
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Green Leaf Callaloo Amaranth, Jamaican Callaloo, Caribbean


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Callaloo is a fast-growing tall leafy green from the amaranth family. You can harvest the young tender leaves or the mature leaves/stems for cooking. It's an incredibly nutritious green that can also be juiced and added to your favorite green juice recipe. The flower buds and seeds can also be eaten.
 
Type Amaranth
Family Amaranth Family
Temperature Soil 50-65F
Temperature Daytime 60-80F
Temperature Evening 55F
Lighting Full Sun, 6-8 Hours
Water Steady; 6 gallons/week
Maturity Long, 80-100 Days until Harvest
PH Neutral 6.5-7.5
Zones  
Plant Placement 2 Plants / 2 Per Row

 

Red Amaranth: Altapati 20, Chinese Spinach


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Amaranth is a plant. The seed, oil, and leaf are used as food. The entire plant is used to make medicine. Amaranth is used for ulcers, diarrhea, swelling of the mouth or throat, and high cholesterol, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.Amaranthus tricolor. Also known as Chinese spinach. This heat lover is a very nutritious leaf vegetable. This variety has large, fleshy, pale-green or burgundy and green leaves that can be enjoyed raw in salads. They can also be cooked quickly, faster than spinach. Plant Red Leaf amaranth seeds in early summer in warm soil with good drainage. Enjoy as micro-greens, baby leaf salad greens, or full size cooked greens. The flavour pairs well with garlic and oyster sauce. The plants reach about waist high before flowering in late summer. Be sure to harvest before the flowering stage for the best flavour.

 

Type Amaranth
Family Amaranth Family
Temperature Soil 50-65F
Temperature Daytime 60-80F
Temperature Evening 55F
Lighting Full Sun, 6-8 Hours
Water Steady; 6 gallons/week
Maturity Long, 80-100 Days until Harvest
PH Neutral 6.5-7.5
Zones  
Plant Placement 2 Plants / 2 Per Row

 

Leaf Amaranth: Raktaranga


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Leafy vegetable having attractive shiny red color. It is fast growing, tender and very delicious. Harvesting within 30 days of sowing. 

Raktaranga Amaranth: leaves are tender, attractive shiny red in colour. Fast growing and cultivable round the year. Raktaranga Amaranth is sometimes considered ornamental, but it has great edible qualities as well.

Leafy vegetable having attractive shiny red color. It is fast growing, tender and very delicious. Harvesting within 30 days of sowing. 
Type Amaranth
Family Amaranth Family
Temperature Soil 50-65F
Temperature Daytime 60-80F
Temperature Evening 55F
Lighting Full Sun, 6-8 Hours
Water Steady; 6 gallons/week
Maturity Long, 80-100 Days until Harvest
PH Neutral 6.5-7.5
Zones  
Plant Placement 2 Plants / 2 Per Row